2018 NHL Winter Classic - New York Rangers vs Buffalo Sabres Live Streaming channels | Match Preview

New York Rangers will be playing in their first ever outdoor game. St. Louis had expressed interest in the game as early as 2011. The Blackhawks will be playing in their third Winter Classic, following appearances in 2009 and 2015; with the appearance, the Blackhawks will have appeared in the contest more times than any other team. It is also the fourth consecutive year (and fifth overall) in which the Blackhawks play an outdoor game, having also played the 2014 and 2016 Stadium Series in addition to the 2015 and 2018 Winter Classics. Fans can watch NHL Winter Classic live streaming through the official NHL channel.

This will be a matchup of the storied Blackhawks–Blues rivalry, both members of the NHL's Central Division. The game is being held in St. Louis to mark the 50th anniversary of the Great Expansion of 1967, in which the Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota North Stars (which became the Dallas Stars in 1993) and California Golden Seals (now defunct) were formed, doubling the league's size.The Flyers and Penguins were another candidate for the 2018 Winter Classic, but scheduling conflicts with the National Football League in both cities and winterization concerns regarding Beaver Stadium (a neutral site stadium discussed as another possibility for a Flyers–Penguins outdoor contest) led St. Louis to be chosen instead.[2] St. Louis has no NFL or major college team, and even when it did, the Rams (who left in January 2016 for Los Angeles) played in an indoor dome; Busch Stadium, a baseball venue, is the city's only sufficiently sized outdoor stadium. The Penguins and Flyers will instead play a Stadium Series game in Pittsburgh later in 2018.

New York Rangers vs Buffalo Sabres Live Stream

Get ready to watch New York Rangers vs Buffalo Sabres Live Streaming Online through the official website of NHL. 

NHL Winter Classic Live Stream Online

Words from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman

"With the Blues celebrating their 50th anniversary, the League celebrating its 100th and with Busch Stadium wrapping up its 10th year of service to the St. Louis community, there will be plenty of history to commemorate and lots of excitement to anticipate as the Blues and Blackhawks resume a rivalry that has provided so many fantastic memories,"

Representatives from the National Hockey League, St. Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Cardinals, National Hockey League Players' Association and Bridgestone, as well as St. Louis Government Officials, gathered today at Busch Stadium to detail plans for the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®. In March, the NHL announced that the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® will feature the Blues and Blackhawks at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo., on Monday, Jan. 2, 2018. The event will be televised live on NBC, Sportsnet and TVA Sports at noon CT.


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